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  • $1.4 million awarded to communication professor’s research team

    By Marjorie Smith
    Published: Aug. 21, 2009

    Matthew McGlone, associate professor of communication studies, and a team of researchers have been awarded $1.4 million from the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, to help eighth and ninth grade students improve their motivation for academic achievement via novel and engaging activities. The project builds on existing …

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      John V. Patrick said on Dec. 20, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.
      Please read the following blog- Ed week If this has any significance to your work on motivation, contact me. The school of hard knocks teaches that students are motivated by a combination of success, confidence and ego, all born from within the individual. Without a witness, each of these factors is folly because the individual is not fully self-actualized. Good teachers realize this, either intuitively or have learned it the hard way. I am not sure what happened, but the old school teachers had gravitated to such methods as scaffolding, earned praise and do not forget respect and the ability to inspire confidence that the teacher can and will led them to success. Most minority students enter the classroom with none of these and give the impression of not being motivated – a fact that most teachers do not realize. Jpatrick, author of “Prelude to Chaos” and soon to be released “Prelude To Disaster”